February 21, 2010

Peanut Butter and chocolate - in a biscuit.

Before this, I don't think I'd used peanut butter in baking - though I always loved the taste.  So when I came across a recipe for 'Snickery Peanut Butter Oat Cookies' I was determined to give them a go.  They included peanut butter, and Snickers; the only chocolate bar I adore.
After making them, I am pleased to say that they taste delicious, have a just right crunch and the inclusion of chocolate completes this biscuit.  Thank you Anna from Cookie Madness!

Recipe Source: Cookie Madness
Ingredients - makes about 3 dozen
114g butter
100g brown sugar
96g white sugar
135g peanut butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
130g flour
80g oats (quick cooking or old fashioned, not instant)
84g chocolate chips
80g Snickers bars (I used 3 regular sized bars, I think.  And ate the last one.  Yum.)

1. Preheat oven to 177 degrees C.

2. Roughly chop up the Snickers bars.  I chopped them too small, so the addition of the snickers became unnecessary.  If you want to use Snickers, chop them quite big.

3. Cream butter, brown sugar and white sugar in an electric mixer.

4. Beat in the peanut butter, then add egg and beat until combined.  Beat in the vanilla, baking powder and bicarb soda.

5. Fold in the flour, then oats, chocolate chips and Snickers.

6. Take tablespoons of dough and roll them in your hands to shape into balls.  Arrange them on a baking tray lined with baking paper.  Use your palm to flatten them a little.

7. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

If big globs of Snickers melt off the biscuit, quickly push them back into the biscuit using an implement - not your fingers.  Let the biscuits cool on the tray for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Tips and Suggestions
 - Could do with more peanut butter and choc chips
 - If you're not using Snickers bars, add some extra chocolate chips
 - If you are using Snickers, make sure you cut them big so they're noticeable

1 comment:

  1. Dude!!
    You are soooo artistic!!! Everything looks amazing!!!
    Love you XDXD